Pete Sampras

Birth Day August 12th, 1971
Birth Place Washington, DC, USA
Age 52 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Pete Sampras is a famous retired American tennis player who is also known by the nickname of "Pistol Pete". He is also the most famous players in the history of sports. He earned his nickname with a precise and powerful serve against his opponent. He is a five-time US Open winner and seven-time Wimbledon champion who dominated the sport for most of the 1990s. He is a right-handed player with a single-handed backhand. His 14 Grand Slam titles were a record, surpassed only when Federer won his 15th Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2009 and later also by Rafael Nadal in French open 2017 and Novak Djokovic Australian Open 2019. Sampras also won 64 singles titles.

Djokovic On Playing In Front Of Sampras: 'I Wanted To Impress Pete'

World number one Novak Djokovic raced over to shake hands with tennis legend Pete Sampras after a second-round win over Bjorn Fratangelo at Indian Wells. Novak Djokovic passed former World No. 1 Pete Sampras at the Australian Open by winning his 15th Grand Slam title, breaking a tie with the American to move into third on the major championships list in the Open Era. But on Saturday evening it was clear that there are no hard feelings, as Djokovic jogged over to greet Sampras after his second-round win at the BNP Paribas Open. “I learned that I have to be ready to see Pete Sampras coming to watch my match,” Djokovic said, cracking a laugh. “I was surprised, very pleasantly. But I felt my nerves kick in. I don’t get to see him very often and I wanted to impress him. I started losing my focus a little bit.”

Early Life, Nationality, Birthday, Ethnicity, Education, Family, Siblings, Wikipedia of Pete Sampras

Born on August 12, 1971, Pete was the 3rd child of Soterios Sampras and Georgia Sampras. His birthplace is Washington, D.C, USA. He is now 47 years old but he will be turning 48 as of 2019 in upcoming August. His birth name is Petros Sampras. His nationality is American. His ethnicity is Greece. His religion is Greece Orthodox. He grew up with brother Gus, sister Marion Sampras, and Stella Sampras. His horoscope sign is Leo. 

About his education, there is no information regarding Pete Sampras education. It will be updated soon.

Body Measurement of Pete Sampras 

Pete has a strong and fit body. He weighs 84 kg and stands a height of 6 feet 1 inch tall. His chest size is 40 inches. His bicep size is 14 inches. His waist size is 30 inches. The body measurement is 40-14-30 inches. He has a pair of brown-dark eyes and black hair color. Other information about his body measurement will be updated soon.

Career Highlights of Pete Sampras 

  • In 1988, Pete started his professional career at the age of 16. He also lost the match.
  • In 1989, Pete wins first French Open Grand Slam of his career.
  • In 1990, he wins the US Open.
  • He wins his first of his five career titles at the year-end Tennis Masters Cup in 1991.
  • He was the runner-up at the US Open in 1992.
  • He reaches semi-finals of Australian Open in 1993.
  • Also in 1993, he claims his first of seven Wimbledon titles.
  • Also in 1993, He becomes the first player to serve more than 1000 aces in a season.
  • In 1994, he won the first of two Australian Open titles.
  • In 1995, he defeated his rival Agassi and won the US open.
  • He again wins US Open title in 1996.
  • He won both Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in the year of 1997.
  • He won Wimbledon title in 1998.
  • He equalized the record of 12 grand slam singles made by  Roy Emerson in 1999.
  • In 2000, he won Ericsson Open for the third time. 
  • Also in 2000, he breaks the record of Roy Emerson.

Awards of Pete Sampras 

Pete has the most consecutive years ended as World No.1:6 from 1993 to 1998. He is also a Youngest US Open champion in the Open Era at 19 years, 28 days. He is one of only three players to win US Open Era to win 5 US Open titles. He also has the best winning percentage at Wimbledon in the Open Era that is 90% with 63 wins and 7 loss record. In 2007, he was inducted to International Tennis Hall of Fame. By the records of his play, no doubt he is one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.

Married or Single or In A Relationship? Is He Gay Or Not? 

Pete is a married person. He is living happily with his wife Bridgette Wilson and is blessed with two children. His sexual orientation is straight. He is not gay. There is no information regarding his affairs.  

Know About His Children:

He is blessed with beautiful two children named Christian Charles Sampras and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras.  

Net Worth And Salary

Pete's net worth is estimated at about $150 Million. His major source is from playing tennis and some handful sponsorships. His recent salary will be updated soon. 

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